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Business - Medical Office Administration

Certificate of Mastery

Minimum of 43 credit hours
If you’re eager to begin a career in a health profession, but you don’t have the time or the money to go to medical school, working in a medical office could be a good prescription for you. Medical office personnel work in a variety of health care settings across the nation, including clinics, hospitals and physicians’ offices. In these setting, you may be asked to maintain medical records, write correspondence, process insurance forms and oversee billing matters. You will also have face-to-face contact with patients while scheduling appointments, receiving them in the office and accepting payments, so being a people-person is a good trait to have. If you choose to work in this career field, you must understand terms associated with medicine, procedures used to diagnose conditions, comprehend assessments of treatments and have knowledge in physiology, anatomy and pharmacology. At Oklahoma City Community College, you will work with a faculty advisor to enroll in the certificate of mastery program for medical office administration.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    BUS 1113 COMPUTER KEYBOARDING 3 Major C
    BUS 1713 BEGINNING WORD PROCESSING 3 Major C
    BIO BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE 3 Support C
    AHP 1013 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3 Support C
    ENGL 1113 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I 3 Gen Ed C
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    BIO 1314 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I 4 Support C
    BUS 2263 MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES 3 Major C
    BUS 2473 BUSINESS SPREADSHEET APPLICATIONS 3 Major C
    BUS 2033 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION 3 Support C
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    BUS 2039 MEDICAL CODING 9 Major C
    BUS 2433 OFFICE INFORMATION PROCESSING 3 Major C
    BUS 2663 CAREER EDUCATION/INTERNSHIP 3 Major C
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (27 credit hours) Business: (C)BUS 1113; (C)BUS 1713; (C)BUS 2039; (C)BUS 2263; (C)BUS 2433; (C)BUS 2473; (C)BUS 2663

    General Education Courses: (3 credit hours) English: (C)ENGL 1113

    Life Skills Courses: None

    Support Courses: (13 credit hours) (C)AHP 1013; (C)BIO College-Level Biological Science Elective; (C)BIO 1314; (C)BUS 2033

    (C) - A grade of "C" or higher must be achieved.

  • Program Notes

    Notes: A Certificate of Mastery program is designed to meet the needs of an individual who wants to enter the job market following the completion of the certificate.

  • Course Descriptions

    Allied Health

    AHP 1013 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    After studying the root words, prefixes, and suffixes from which medical terms evolve, the student will correctly spell medical terms, define terms commonly used in medical fields, and determine the meaning of unfamiliar medical terms.

    Biological Science

    BIO - BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE
    Prerequisites: None
    3 CREDITS

    Biological Science

    BIO 1314 - HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score or by meeting determined placement measures; MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score. An adequate biology placement test score or BIO 0123 or a college-level biological science class.
    4 CREDITS

    Through a systematic study of the structure and function of the human body, its cells, tissues, organs and systems, the student will identify and describe basic anatomical structures and fundamental physiological processes that occur in health and disease for the major body systems. Laboratory work which requires dissection is an integral and required part of the course.

    Business

    BUS 1113 - COMPUTER KEYBOARDING
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate placement score.
    3 CREDITS

    The student will master the keyboard by touch and begin development of acceptable speed and accuracy levels on the alphabetic and alphanumeric keyboard and the ten-key number pad. Formatting of basic documents is also included.

    BUS 1713 - BEGINNING WORD PROCESSING
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate placement score.
    3 CREDITS

    Students will use word processing software to create, modify, store, retrieve, and print documents. Word processing features include create, edit, print, format, spell-check, thesaurus, file management, find/replace and tables and graphics. This course is an introduction and overview with the emphasis being on learning and applying the mechanics of the software.

    BUS 2033 - BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or by evaluation. Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    3 CREDITS

    Business Communication is a survey course of communication skills needed in the business environment. Course content includes business writing such as e-mail, memos, letters, reports, employment communication, and other types of digital media; delivering oral presentations; and developing interpersonal soft skills. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are emphasized. Development of these skills is integrated with the use of technology.

    BUS 2039 - MEDICAL CODING
    Prerequisites: (R) (W), BIO 1314 and AHP 1013, Minimum “C” grade in each course.
    9 CREDITS

    The student will be able to correctly enter international classification of diseases (ICD) codes on a claim form, identify current procedural terminology (CPT), and explain their application to a medical office. The student will also identify various insurance plans, learn the rules and regulations of Medicare filing, translate written documentation into a numerical language, and describe legal issues concerning medical records.

    BUS 2263 - MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES
    Prerequisites: (R) (W), MATH 0203 or adequate math placement test score,AHP 1013, BUS 1713 with a minimum grade of "C" or better.
    3 CREDITS

    This course provides a realistic approach for students to learn the skills required in a medical office including communications, records management, telecommunications, billing, scheduling, and terminology.

    BUS 2433 - OFFICE INFORMATION PROCESSING
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures, MATH 0203 or adequate math placement test score, BUS 1113 and BUS 1713 with a minimum grade of "C" or better.
    3 CREDITS

    Students will use the computer to produce mailable documents with emphasis on business vocabulary, proofreading, editing, transcription, and decision making skills. Managerial dictation techniques will be introduced. Lecture/Lab.

    BUS 2473 - BUSINESS SPREADSHEET APPLICATIONS
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures, MATH 0203, or adequate math placement test score.
    3 CREDITS

    The student will develop ten-key by touch skills. Students will format spreadsheets using effective design principles, enter common spreadsheet formulas and functions, sort data, and use graphic/chart features to solve business problems. Appropriate industry standard spreadsheet software programs will be used.

    BUS 2663 - CAREER EDUCATION/INTERNSHIP
    Prerequisites: (R) (W), MATH 0203 or adequate math placement test score. A grade of “C” or better in BUS 1113, BUS 1713 and BUS 2473, and by evaluation.
    3 CREDITS

    This course will assist students in earning academic credit in a planned process that integrates academic preparation with supervised work experience. Students will work in an approved office environment with cooperating employers for a specified period of time and will attend arranged lectures relating to a variety of business-related topics. The course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours with the consent of the instructor.

    English

    ENGL 1113 - ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    The student will write well-developed compositions which demonstrate the principles of unity, coherence, and organization and which contain specific details and vivid language. The students will locate library material and incorporate researched materials into compositions.

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